Adult Psychiatry

Research interests

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers, where I investigate the neurobiology of mental health, particularly Depression, Anxiety and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Using neuroimaging, genetics, biological stress- and immunometabolic markers, I look for neurobiological correlates of symptom dimensions (such as anxiety and anhedonia) and risk factors (such as trauma exposure and lifestyle) that are involved in these mental health disorders. 

Through my work, I want to get a better understanding of the way mental health issues develop from a biological and psychosocial perspective, and why people differ from eachother in their vulnerability to these issues. 

specialisation

biological psychiatry, PTSD, depression, stress, neuroimaging, comorbidity, heterogeneity

Research output

  1. Associations between depression, lifestyle and brain structure: A longitudinal MRI study

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  2. How childhood trauma and recent adverse events are related to hair cortisol levels in a large adult cohort

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  3. Patients with anxious depression: Overview of prevalence, pathophysiology and impact on course and treatment outcome

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  4. Intranasal oxytocin increases neural responses to social reward in post-traumatic stress disorder

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  5. Reward functioning in PTSD: a systematic review exploring the mechanisms underlying anhedonia

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